The Summer Solstice (traditionally June 21) marks the longest and strongest day of the year for Grandfather Sun and the beginning of summer.
Represented in the South position on the Medicine Wheel, it is the place that fuels our growth as we allow the warm summer breeze of sun lengthened days to 'enlighten' us with the rejuvenating rays of the sun.
This is the energy of summer and the direction of the South.
In many traditions, the color yellow holds this place on the Medicine Wheel and reminds us of our solar plexus chakra - the place where any movement of our higher selves originates. Now is the time to "fire up" those plans and intentions by fueling them with the natural heat of the summer sun.
Think of our vegetable and/or herb gardens and how they thrive under the summer sun along with a little attention and watering from us. So too is it important to participate in our spiritual gardens for now is the time to manifest this growth. Remember, what we water is what we grow!
Don't let the seasons just pass you by! Summer is prime time for restoring wholeness and healing. Learning to align with summer’s seasonal energy helps us to keep from becoming overgrown with the things that no longer serve our highest good. Weed out what needs to go and water the seeds you have planted.
"We cannot stop the winter or the summer from coming. We cannot stop the spring or the fall or make them other than they are. They are gifts from the universe that we cannot refuse. But we can choose what we will contribute to life when each arrives."